3 remanded for theft, causing unlawful harm

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded three persons in police custody for conspiracy to commit crime, causing unlawful harm, abetment of crime and stealing.

They are Dzato Prosper Nana Kwame, a 26-year-old driver’s mate, Clement Ofosu Kojo, a 23-year-old driver, and Fatimatu Gyang, a 43-year-old trader.

Kojo and MC, accomplices, are at large.

Counsel for accused prayed the court for bail, but it was refused on grounds that accused would interfere with investigations.

 The court presided over by Mrs Afia Owusuaa Appiah adjourned the case to September 22, and directed the prosecution to file and serve all disclosures and witness statements within 12 days.

 Police Chief Inspector Samuel Ahiabor, prosecuting, said the complainants were Benjamin Ashie and Vincent Boadi, both businessmen.

The court heard that Kojo called Prosper and Clement to meet him at the Ashaiman Main Lorry Station for them to embark on theft at Danfa.

Prosecution said Prosper, Clement, Kojo and M.C met at the Ashaiman Main Lorry Station, joined a commercial bus and armed with industrial cutter and vulcanizer bars proceeded to Danfa.

Chief Insp Ahiabor said at Danfa, accused broke into first complainant’s shop and made away with 12 hitarget cloth valued at GHc 1,400.00, six bags of 25 kg rice valued at GH¢S,680.00.

They also stole 19 cosmetics valued at GHc950.00, pepsodent valued at GH¢50.00, all valued at GH¢3,880,00.

Prosecution said accused broke into the second  complainant’s pharmacy shop, and made away with GH¢238.00 and one Techno mobile phone, valued at GH¢250.00.

Chief Insp Ahiabor said on their way to Ashaiman, a police patrol team met the commercial vehicle with accused on board and when the team stopped them, Kojo and M.C, who were on the passenger front seat escaped.

The court said Prosper and Clement were arrested and taken to Ayi Mensah Police Station and later transferred to the Regional Police Headquarters, Accra, for further investigation.

Chief Insp Ahiabor said during interrogation, Prosper and Clement admitted the offence, led the police to arrest Fatimatu in her hosuse.

Prosecution said Prosper and Clement said it was Fatimatu, who gave them money to buy fuel and, she also bought the stolen items.

 Chief Insp Ahiabor told the court that Prosper and Clement led the police to the two shops they broke into at Danfa.

 Prosecution said when the police searched Fatimatu’s room, they found some of the stolen items she bought from the accused.

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